Paragon One

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Growth Product Manager

Location
New York City / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson
CEO

About the role

Paragon One (www.ParagonOne.com) connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships. We make it easier for students to build professional experiences while also engaging with company employees. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies like Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, and Cargill time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students with externships. Paragon One was founded by a team out of MIT and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, and Learn Capital.

We are looking for a strategic and entrepreneurially-minded Product Manager who brings a marketing mindset and partnership capabilities to join our fast-paced team. This role will focus on developing and building Paragon One's recruiting product.

Ideal candidates will have product management and/or management consulting experience.

We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.

Competitive startup salary with equity.

#####Responsibilities

Interview students and build relationships with stakeholders at Fortune 500 companies

Create product strategy documents and roadmap that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI

Analyze market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans

Run beta and pilot programs

Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams

#####Skills and Experience

Grit and perseverance to tackle the hardest problems

4+ years of product management and/or management consulting experience

Strong relationship development skills with senior leadership and stakeholders

Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle

Ability to connect and effectively communicate with people of all levels

Exceptional teamwork and multi-tasking skills

Strong sense of ownership and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude

Highly effective cross-functional team management

Exceptional writing and editing skills combined with strong presentation and public speaking skills

Experience thriving and prioritizing in a constantly changing environment

#####Media

Yahoo! Finance TV clip: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6797983228197257216/

Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/annaesakismith/2021/10/04/how-college-students-who-build-employability-can-win-the-race-to-land-internships

HP extern highlight video: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paragon-one_hp-hptechventures-work-activity-6856711255571390464-NV75/

Why you should join Paragon One

Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. In 2021, Paragon One is reaching thousands of students and hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy.

Paragon One is backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.

Paragon One
Founded:2016
Team Size:15
Location:New York
Founders
Byron Hsu
Byron Hsu
President, CTO
Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson
CEO